Contributed by Davistown Museum
One of the most important tools in any 19th century New England shipyard. Many an L. White tool has been recycled to Maine woodworkers in the last 30 years by the Liberty Tool Company.
Size: 24" long, 14" blade, 4 1/2" handle.
This mast shave was made and signed by "I.H.L. White, Buffalo, NY" (1837f.), a most prolific maker of coopers jiggers, draw knives and other edge tools.
A mastshave is a large and heavy variety of the Carpenter's Drawing knife with a straight, flat blade used for trimming masts and spars.
About This Item
- Title: Mastshave, ca. 1850
- Creator: White, I. H.L.
- Creation Date: circa 1850
- Subject Date: circa 1850
- Town: Buffalo
- State: NY
- Media: Cast steel, wood
- Local Code: 51100T2
- Collection: Historic Maritime IV (1840-1865): The Early Industrial Revolution
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- ship building tools
- WhiteI.H.I White
- woodworking tools
For more information about this item, contact:Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
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